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the contrary. the outpouring of sympathy and support for ambassador stevens and for the united states, the governor of libya, and the people on the streets saying, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states than heavily armed mobsters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. since you brought up president morsi. let me get some clarification. president obama was asked about the relationship with egypt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and, by definition, as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally? >> well, first of all, the president has been very clear. everybody understands, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change
the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> joan than karl, abc news, washington. >>> now for the bigger picture we turn to christiane amanpour who reported from this region for year, one os p front loointds for years during the arab spring. what do you know about whether is al qaeda. >> clearly intelligence and security forces are looking into that. we don't know and i've been cautioned not to say it is al qaeda yet. they're still looking for exact wloi is responsible. >> and today we were struck by something secretary of state clinton said. i think a lot of americans have been saying the same thing. how could this happen? show posed this question if a country we helped liberate? what does this say now about americans in this region? >> i can imagine so many americans feel really desperate wondering precisely that question. the good new, diane, if there can be any in this, second clinton said this say small and
of the morning. >> angela, thank you. the united states is responding to deadly attacks and u.s. embassies that killed an ambassador and three americans. this morning, to u.s. detroit -- destroyers are headed towards the libyan coast. >> this is a mid more violence at embassies in libya and egypt. we get the latest. >> u.s. flags flew at half staff at the white house and the capitol as the nation mourned. a group of heavily armed madeleine -- militants launched a attack at a u.s. complex in benghazi, pelting it with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades. they fill the safe room with smoke and drive at least one person in it with the roof. in the end, four died, including chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador to libya, who helped save benghazi during last year cost revolution. he is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed since 1979. a lifelong friend opened up about the loss. >> i lost somebody who unconditionally loved just about everybody. what the world lost was a great diplomat who was interested in peace and humanity, who really understood the culture of the middle east. >> a senior staff
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants, firing ought matting weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital where we trajically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim fil
stevens. chris won friends for the united states in far-flung places. he made those people's hopes his own. during the revolution in libya, he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tirnt. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaved two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to makes sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so, we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and martha, as you know, the reason for all of that conce
in the united states. >> reporter: the hackers have not been able to steal any money in these attacks or disrupt financial markets. but authorities fear the next j generation of wide scale cyberadults could be far more devastating. to be clear no money has been stolen yet. many people trying to bank online could not for a time get access to their accounts. you can see how that could make it difficult for a small business. so that's why tonight the government is work sowing hard to locate and block these ongoing attacks. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in p
in the united states and released on youtube. innocence of muslims it's called. predicts prophet muhammad as a pedophile and womanizer. among that is this guy. pastor terry jones. remember him? for a few tense days two years ago jones banked in a dangerous international controversy he ignited by declaring he would burn a koran. christians would ask what would jesus do. do you think jesus christ would say pastor go burn that holy book? >> absolutely. >> jesus christ would say that? >> absolutely? >> reporter: back then he was disuaded from doing, and he did it anyway and ten people were killed by a rioting mob in afghanistan. >> no matter what that church does if you retaliate we retaliate. i think we should send a message to them. we heed to send a message to radical islam. >> reporter: now jones is promoting this movie as a way to unsalt muslims. he didn't make it. but who did? several actors were dubed that the script they shot contained no hunt of anti-muslim bigotry. the main character was george. and the lines were dubbed after the shoot. >> we were supposed to be playing a film of h
. they say they want good relations with the united states. but what's happening here is deliberate provocation, at a transitional time. so, while this film came out, and was kind of hidden in the internet, blogosphere for a while, until it got an arabic subtitle, an arabic soundtrack. then it became prominent. and local imams started to whip up the fervor again. >> and they don't have the same kind of control. >> they do and they don't. there's police out there and still standing. in libya, it's slightly more chaotic, still, in terms of bringing militants in and arrange the full security process there. but this is something that really has to be watched as we go forward because there is a transition. and by and large, it's pro-american in that region. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. >>> george, let's get to the other story breaking overnight. record rains and flash flooding in the southwest. homes have been evacuated. dozens of people have been had to be rescued from the roofs of their cars. ginger zee is watching it all. >> the one behind me from las vegas. that's veg
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
options. have pressured the more qualityrovide choices.healthy >> the southwest united states dealing with a record-breaking rains and flash floods. parts of utah evacuated and some people rescued from the rules of their cars. las vegas, dealing with two rain per hour almost. roads turned into rivers. most rain ever there.d >> i have nothing to back this i was willing to bet anybody would wish had our forecast right now a. of the eastern half had as hased perfect weather. rain in the southwest is relief to parts of new mexico and texas. so there is an upside to it. perfect for us, dry. we have a cold front we are watching that may affect our weekend a little. people talk about that. first, let's get a look at this picture from my. friends my frederick she says this was over the weekend. it looks like a wild fire, but a beautiful sunset after the storm on saturday. have wonderful photographs from all of my appreciative facebook fans. all the love and support and the pictures. exposing those pictures. they are great. over the nation's capital. but blue skies. gorgeous today. beach,ees a
in the united states. >> tallest building in the united states. that's right. even taller than the building, still sears tower in chicago. i know you know chicago. >> hancock building. >> there you go. >> we can call it the sears. >> the willis. >> what you talking about, willis. >> used to be the second largest, the hancock, the willis. call it sears tower. >> let's just move on. there is no sign of a breakthrough in chicago. teachers strike, enters day three at 350,000 students remaining out of the classroom. the union president says they're miles apart from reaching any agreements. more from abc's alex perez. >> reporter: union teachers holding strong at the picket line in chicago, refusing to back down. >> we did not start thisis figh. >> reporter: the fight is about a program that would eventually base as much as 40% of a teacher's evaluation on standardized test scores. a formula that union argues will unfairly cost teachers their jobs. the mayor believes the new measure will help turn around the district's staggering statistics. >> it is about ensuring over a period of time we have a
protests over an anti-islamic film made in the united states. now this from tahman bradley. >> a controversial film is be igniting violence against the u.s. embassies in. two state department employees i when aled in benghaz large mob attacked and set fire u.s. consulate, firing weapons and grenades and libyan security forces. cairo, egypt, anti-american scaled the walls embassy if, pulled down an american flag and ripped itto shreds before replacing flag. black >> we are working with egyptian orderty to try to restore the embassy and to work with them to try to get the situation under control. >> protestors in both countries about a moviengry believed to be made in america say insults' the profit mohammed. secretary of state clinton strongly condemned the attack in , setting this kind of violence can never be justified. secretary clinton said the u.s. efforts any intentional to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. promotedovie is being likes of a florida pastor burns arry jones, who in 2010. he said the movie shows the district of ideology of islam. u.s. embassies th
for the night. >> hey, wally. it's not what you think. >> its legion of fans, the president of the united states. >> guiltiest pleasure? >> i suppose sportscenter. ha-ha. and my wife thinks it is a sickness. >> reporter: disease or delight. >> 50,000 editions later it would seem they're both right. for this is "sportscenter." josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> not the only ones doing crazy things. >> they're fantastic. aren't they amazing. best in the biz. >> an ad agency out of portland. don't know if they still have them. brilliant. >> put it on the map. sportscenter first aired, measly 1.4 million. the figure, 93.8 million. >> starting on cable. taking a risk. people don't then itting they would make it. well they made it. they're thinking in the future you will be able to actually program your own sportscenter and what high legts ylighthighl. espn.com, they have dallas, l.a., new york, boston, chicago. already working toward that. and their anchors will customize highlights for local affiliates in big markets as well. on their way. >> cool. congratulations to espn. >> don't get to watch it
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
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